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Employment training gets Albertans back to work

More than 1,000 Alberta job-seekers around the province will benefit from expanded employment training opportunities through the Integrated Training Program.

Integrated training program helps get Albertans back to work

Motive Action student Ellis Wildman, 25, shows Minister Gray an alternator he's working on in the Calgary shop.

The Alberta government is investing $10 million over the next two years to support 11 new Integrated Training programs. This will help an estimated 1,100 unemployed or underemployed Albertans gain the skills they need to succeed in today’s changing economy.

"Our focus continues to be on making Alberta’s economy stronger and more resilient, supporting families and helping Albertans get back to work. Investing in education and skills training will provide new employment opportunities to Albertans affected by the downturn, ensuring a strong and diversified workforce.”

Christina Gray, Minister of Labour

“Motive Action works with young unemployed people who lack education, work experience and work contacts. Integrated Training programs provide an opportunity for these youth to develop the skills and attitudes needed to build a better life, support their families and contribute to their communities.”

Karl Herzog, executive director, Motive Action, Calgary

“Our province has a great need for skilled tradespeople and Motive Action is working to help supply good-quality workers to fill that need. GreatWest Kenworth has been working with Motive Action for 30 years and we look forward to hiring more of their highly qualified graduates in the coming years.”

Mike Allen, service director, GreatWest Kenworth Ltd.

The Integrated Training Program

  • Provides individuals with hands-on learning experiences, including one or more work-experience placements.
  • Supports trainees in learning core competencies and skills.
  • Forges relationships between training providers and employers.
  • Addresses local labour market demand for skills training.

New Integrated Training programs

Program

Provider

Location

Construction pre-trades

McBride Career Group Inc.
400, 602 – 12 Ave. SW
Calgary AB, T2R 1J3
403-777-5627
mcbridecareergroup.com

Calgary

Youth Entry Level Trades

Motive-Action Training Foundation
Unit A, 1201 42 Ave SE
Calgary AB, T2G 1Z5
403-287-3132
motiveaction.com

Calgary

LevelUp leadership skills for supervisory roles

WCG International Consultants Ltd.
#229, 495 – 36 St. NE
Calgary AB, T2A 6K3
403-235-4740
employmecalgary.ca

Calgary

Agriculture, Construction, Oilfield and Truck Driving

Training Inc.
444 5 Ave S
Lethbridge AB, T1J 0T5
403-320-0567
traininginc.ca

Lethbridge
Pincher Creek
Cardston

Building Futures Construction

Teamwork Training
236 200 4 Ave S
Lethbridge AB
403-382-3777
teamworktraining.ca

Lethbridge

Office Administration and Accounting

Teamwork Training
236 200 4 Ave S
Lethbridge AB
403-382-3777
teamworktraining.ca

Lethbridge

Commercial Driver Training and Industry Preparedness

Connections Career and Safety Services
Bay 1 440 Aqueduct Dr
Brooks T0J 2A0
403-501-5588

Connections Career and Safety Services
1007 Factory St SE
Medicine Hat AB T1A 1X8
403-528-3779

safetyconnections.ca

Medicine Hat and Brooks

Professional Insurance Agent

Ballad Consulting Group
Baker Centre 905, 10025 106 St 
Edmonton AB, T4R 1G4
780-903-5751
balladgroup.ca

Edmonton

Building Information Modeling

Bredin Centre for Learning
8F, Harley Court, 10045-111 St
Edmonton AB, T5K 2W4
780-425-3730
bredin.ca

Edmonton

Early Learning and Child Care Development (ELCC)

McBride Career Group
801, 10242 105 St NW
Edmonton AB, T5J 3L5
780-448-1380
mcbridecareergroup.com

Edmonton

Office Administration and Skill Development

3A Academy
5116 50 St
Lloydminster AB, T9V 0M3
780-823-6934
3aacademy.com

Lloydminster

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